Colliers has launched a new partnership with Shopify to help their struggling retail clients set up online stores.
The partnership will offer the brokerage giant’s retail tenant and landlord clients access to the global e-commerce platform and assistance in bringing their brick-and-mortar businesses online.
Until health and safety restrictions are lifted on in-person shopping and dining experiences, this initiative is intended to help businesses pivot their retail strategies and keep product moving.
Landlord clients are also able to take advantage of the partnership by offering Shopify’s services to their tenants, which should ultimately allow them to continue making their monthly rent payments.
“As the retail sector continues to be challenged by the effects of COVID-19, we are proud to partner with Shopify and offer their platform to our retail clients,” said Colliers National Director of Retail Services Anjee Solanki. “We are fiercely committed to providing our portfolio of landlords and tenants with the advice and tools needed to navigate and ultimately succeed in this very uncertain time.”
With the partnership, small businesses from retailers to restaurants, will receive co-branded one-on-one support from Shopify’s concierge service while setting up their online store.
Retailers can quickly and easily launch their online store with hundreds of themes, integrated shipping, payments, email marketing, analytics, inventory management and more. Merchants can also sell their products in person with Shopify point-of-sale.
“With limited resources to overhaul our current set-up, the Colliers Shopify program offered a simple solution to revamp our digital commerce program,” said CEO of Aurifil Elena Gregotti. “We were on-boarded with customized guidance at every step and are hopeful that with our new ecommerce site the second half of 2020 will be prosperous.”